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David Hewson’s European crime and mystery books range from the Copenhagen of The Killing and Sarah Lund to the Italy of Nic Costa and the Amsterdam of Pieter Vos. Over twenty years and more than twenty titles his books have been translated into multiple languages around the world.

His Shakespeare adaptations with A.J. Hartley have been shortlisted for America’s coveted Audie awards and narrated by acclaimed actors Richard Armitage and Alan Cumming.

On December 6 his latest groundbreaking Shakespeare audio adaptation, the 11-hour plus Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, once more narrated by Richard Armitage, goes live on Audible worldwide.

AUDIO

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Richard Armitage narrating bold, new versions of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Alan Cumming narrating Macbeth, a brand new dramatic version of Macbeth in German…

The Times called Hamlet ‘one of the most powerful listening experiences that I’ve had.’ Discover these award-winning reimaginings of some of the world’s great classics.

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AMSTERDAM

House of Dolls

Crime in the city of canals and coffee shops… the acclaimed Pieter Vos series set around an Amsterdam detective leading a solitary life with his little dog Sam on a decrepit barge on the Prinsengracht canal.

Said the Toronto Globe & Mail, ‘Setting is always essential to Hewson and he evokes everything from scent to scenery.’

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THE KILLING

The Killing

The Killing trilogy takes the story of one of TV’s most famous detective, Copenhagen’s Sarah Lund, and turns it into a reimagined adaptation with new twists, characters and story turns.

The Telegraph said, ‘David Hewson has taken what was television gold and turned it into literary gold’.

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NIC COSTA

Fallen Angel

Set in Rome, Venice and with one brief side trip to San Francisco, the Nic Costa books have won awards ranging from best audio adaptation to mystery of the year from the American Library Association. Bestselling author Peter James said, ‘No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me — nor made it seem so sinister’.

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STANDALONES

cemetery

Author of more than twenty five novels set around Europe, David’s standalone titles which range from the Venice of Vivaldi and Canaletto to the bullring of Seville and the darker corners of Florence.

Find out more here.

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ON WRITING

Ulysses

It’s finishing the book that counts… explore some of David’s titles on writing technique, practice and tools such as Ulysses and Scrivener.

Don’t forget to browse the blog for the occasional post on writing tips and technique too.

 

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Beneath Juliet’s balcony, Romeo dreams of the future

Thanks for following our competition about the world of our star-cross'd lovers. As a reward to all of you let me offer a peek at the finished work. We have to have the balcony scene, though it’s not going to go quite the way you might expect. This is a freewheeling...

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The Romeo and Juliet quest… the winners and some answers

Well that was quite a journey. I hope you enjoyed it even if I did set some stinkers in there. Sorry... but, well, it wouldn't be such fun if it was a pushover, would it? We were overwhelmed with your entries, from all over the world too. Most of you got most things...

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Romeo and Juliet… some key locations… and a map

The launch of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel is fast approaching so it's time to start sharing some background material. First up... a few real-life locations you'll find in the narrative, some of which were previewed on Twitter earlier. I took these photos in February...

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